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“Judgment Day at the 2015 Portland, Oregon Spring ANA”

“Judgment Day at the 2015 Portland, Oregon Spring ANA”

By Frank Van Valen, Numismatist & Cataloger, U.S. Coins

I recently flew out to the ANA Mid-Winter National Money Show Convention, held this year in Portland, Oregon, on March 5, 6, and 7. I stayed with my daughter, Jenna, and her fiancé, Jason, in Vancouver, Washington, right across the Columbia River from Portland. I am an accredited ANA Exhibits Judge, and among other fun things, that’s what I did while in Portland. 

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“A.N.A. Centennial Elongates”

“A.N.A. Centennial Elongates”

By Frank Van Valen, Numismatist & Cataloger, U.S. Coins

In 1991 the American Numismatic Association held its Centennial Summer Convention in Rosemont/Chicago, Illinois, a grand event that was capped by a world-class auction by Bowers and Merena. I walked the bourse floor daily, took a successful side trip and picked up a complete set of Liberty Seated half dollars for a future auction – one of my fondest memories of the trip -- and generally had a fine time
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Welcome to the Official Auction of the National Money Show

Welcome to the Official Auction of the National Money Show

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

Welcome to Portland

Portland, Oregon will be a magnet early in March as collectors, dealers, and others converge to participate in and enjoy the latest National Money Show. Our auction will be a dynamic part of several days filled with interesting events, including talks, seminars and workshops.

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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did you know that Stack’s Bowers Galleries is the official auctioneer of the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show in Portland, Oregon?  The auction will take place from March 5-7, 2015 and will feature U.S. coins, tokens and medals.  The consignment deadline is coming up on January 20, 2015.  Please call a consignment director today at 800-458-4646 to include your single item or entire collection! We look forward to hearing from you!

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Dr. James Mease: Descriptions of Early Coinage

Dr. James Mease: Descriptions of Early Coinage

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

Last week I told of James Mease, M.D., of Philadelphia, one of America’s pioneer numismatists who wrote about the Mint in 1811. This week I go into my archives for an article published by us in 1997:

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Dr. James Mease:  A Candidate for the ANA Hall of Fame

Dr. James Mease: A Candidate for the ANA Hall of Fame

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

One of the most important figures in American numismatics is James Mease, M.D., of Philadelphia. In the early 19th century he was the first to publish important studies on the subject. Although he is known to and has been discussed in print by such modern scholars as David F. Fanning, Eric P. Newman, and Joel Orosz, he is unknown to perhaps 99% of numismatists active today.
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What a Great Week that Was!

What a Great Week that Was!

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

I left New Hampshire on Friday, August 1, headed for Illinois to spend the weekend with friends. Then on Monday afternoon, August 4, I arrived at the Stephens Convention Center in Chicago to begin a weeklong immersion in the World’s Fair of Money, perhaps more familiarly known as the American Numismatic Association summer convention.
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German Taler and other ANA World Coin Internet Session Highlights

German Taler and other ANA World Coin Internet Session Highlights

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries August ANA World’s Fair of Money live auction sessions of World Coins have ended, and what a tremendous event it was! I’d like to congratulate our successful bidders and consignors. Even though the live sessions have closed, there is still time to own a piece from this remarkable sale. 
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